Standards of Academic Progress (Procedure 4.1000)

Based on board policy number and Florida Statutes:1001.64, 1001.65 F.S.; 6A-14.0261FAC; College Policies 1.020, 4.040
Effective Date:4/04; Rev. 2/10; 10/2014
Date of Review:05/09; 08/11; 09/2014

Purpose

Standards of Academic Progress have been established to help students maintain a satisfactory grade point average (GPA) to promote student success and program completion culminating in graduation. The College expects students to apply their best effort and utilize support services to achieve academic success.

A cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0 is required to graduate. To maintain satisfactory academic progress at the College, college credit and Post-Secondary Adult Vocational (PSAV) students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0. Successful completion of a course is defined as a grade of A, B, C or D except for those courses that specifically require a grade of C or better for successful completion. Limited access programs may have additional standards that take precedence.

Procedure

  1. Good Standing
    To be in good standing, a student must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and at least a 2.0 GPA for the most recent semester.
  2. Academic Warning
    College credit and PSAV students whose semester GPA falls below a 2.0 will be placed on Academic Warning. Academic Warning provides students with notification that they are not maintaining satisfactory progress and encourages them to seek help for improvement. Students on Academic Warning are strongly encouraged to speak with an Educational Advisor/Counselor to discuss their educational plan, and to seek assistance from Faculty, the Program Manager or Associate Dean. To be removed from Academic Warning at the end of the next semester, these students must achieve a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  3. Academic Probation
    Students on Academic Warning whose semester GPA again falls below 2.0 will be placed on Academic Probation. In addition, students who have a cumulative GPA below 2.0 after earning thirty (30) credit hours, including transfer course work, will be placed on Academic Probation. Enrollment restrictions will be applied to their record even if they never earned a semester GPA below 2.0 at Seminole State College.
    1. Students on Academic Probation are required to meet with an Educational Advisor/Counselor to discuss their educational plan, They are encouraged to seek assistance from the Faculty, Program Manager or Associate Dean, and to arrange scheduled visits to the Academic Success Center and/or STAR lab.
    2. Students on Academic Probation must limit their enrollment to a maximum of 12 credit hours (420 PSAV contact hours) in fall, spring, or summer semester(s) and will be advised to consider reducing their academic load. Students will be allowed to register for the next semester only with the help of an Educational Advisor/ Counselor.
    3. To be removed from Academic Probation, students must achieve a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0.
  4. Academic Suspension
    Students on Academic Probation will be placed on Academic Suspension if they have a third semester (not necessarily consecutive) in which they earn less than a 2.0 semester GPA.
    1. Students will be notified by the Office of Enrollment Services of an Academic Suspension prohibiting enrollment for one semester at the College.
    2. Re-enrollment into college credit or vocational courses is allowed with Educational Advisor/Counselor approval after students have not enrolled for one semester (fall, spring, or summer).
    3. Students recently placed on Academic Suspension, who had previously registered for the upcoming term, will be dropped from their classes if their Request for Readmission has not been approved.
    4. To be removed from Academic Suspension, and placed on Academic Probation after sitting out for the required one semester, students must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 2.0. If a student fails to earn a semester GPA greater than or equal to a 2.0 while on Academic Suspension, they will remain on suspension and must sit out for a another semester.
    5. Students may not self-register for any courses at the College while on Academic Suspension. After sitting out for one semester, they must complete a request for readmission.
  5. Request for Re-Admission on Academic Suspension
    Students have the right to request re-admission after they have been placed on Academic Suspension. Students must complete the Request to Enroll While on Academic Suspension form and submit it with required documentation to the Dean of Students at any campus location. The decision of the Dean is final. There is no appeal process. The request must be received by the Dean prior to noon on the last business day before the semester begins. For students who are readmitted following suspensions, good practice dictates that their course load be limited to part-time study to support success. Students will not be allowed to register for the next semester until grades are received and a new GPA is calculated in order to determine eligibility for further enrollment.
  6. Cumulative GPA Requirement to Graduate
    A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required for graduation. Transfer courses are factored into the Seminole State College GPA.
Recommended byExecutive TeamDate10/2014
ApprovedPresident, E. Ann McGeeDate10/2014

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